2015 Award Winners announced

01 October 2015

Winners of the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards have been announced by the Lord Mayor at a Mansion House ceremony. The Awards, now in its 28th year is among the most established and distinguished Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the UK.


The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards acknowledges the contribution made by London businesses when it comes to sustainable and meaningful community engagement. The winners have been involved in a wide range of initiatives focussed on everything from  opening up recruitment to often overlooked groups, to helping charities harness the power of big data to demonstrate their impact and improve funding streams. 

Commenting on the Awards, Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow, said: “I could not be more proud to champion the participants and winners of the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards!  Their innovative contribution to our communities shows, plainer than day, the immense value of CSR!  In fact, we could not do without it.  Today’s Dragon Award winners are continuing this work with a broad range of initiatives – enabling business employees to use their skills to maximise the impact of the voluntary sector, and help 300,000 Londoners directly.  Whether serving as mentors for schoolchildren, or accountants for charities – they are a fantastic example of corporate community engagement, and helping to build a fairer and more prosperous society.”

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And the winners are...



Lord Mayor's Award for Longstanding Achievement

Barclays’ global 5 Million Young Futures goal is a commitment to invest £250m to help five million young people build a better future for themselves. Barclays has worked closely with Ian Mikardo High School since 2008 to support the hardest to reach young people and their families into employment, education or training.


Alium Partners
Heart of the City Award for Best New community Programme  

Established in 2003, Alium Partners is a global interim management recruitment provider. The company, which has 20 staff, wanted to engage their employee volunteers to reach out to young people in the local community who face employment challenges. Working with City Action and Heart of the City, the firm  identified an appropriate community partner in UpRising, a youth leadership development organisation, and got involved in their graduate development programme, Fastlaners.



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Enterprise and Employment Awards

Freshfields partnered with Business in the Community (BITC) to help deliver the Ready for Work programme which supports disadvantaged groups to gain and sustain employment and make a long-term difference to many people’s lives.




Education and Lifelong Learning Award

The IBM Summer School for Computing Subject Leaders is an immersive, intensive and practical programme to help primary school teachers to effectively teach the newly introduced computing curriculum. Delivered by IBM professionals alongside teachers and specialists from the London Connected Learning Centre, the programme aims to develop teachers’ confidence, knowledge and skills related to the computing curriculum.


Future Proofing Charitie Award

Aimia’s project harnesses market-leading private sector knowledge, experience and resources to assist charities to better understand their impact and improve programme delivery through intelligent use and interpretation of data.



Lonfon Wildlife Trust
Community Partners Award

London Wildlife Trust has been working with Mace since 2012.
During this time 1,500 Mace employees have volunteered to
improve London’s open spaces to benefit hundreds of thousands of Londoners.